Activities seek near return

The Iola Recreation Department is hopeful for all of its summer activities to be up and running by June 15. The department is working accordingly to Gov. Kelly's three-phase plan to reopen the state of Kansas.



May 5, 2020 - 10:09 AM

Last Thursday, Gov. Laura Kelly announced her three-phase plan for getting Kansas back on its feet from the COVID-19 pandemic. Her plan has major implications for how soon the Iola Recreation Department will be able to resume its activities. 

Summer baseball and softball practices were scheduled to start May 1, but have been moved back in accordance with Gov. Kelly’s plan. May 18 signals the start of phase two, which would allow gatherings of more than 30 people. 

Iola Recreation Director Jason Bauer says the drafts for teams are scheduled for next week, and that safety will be a top priority when he gathers with coaches.

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